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445 new COVID cases reported statewide; 12 additional fatalities

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Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 9:04 AM HST|Updated: Sep. 23, 2021 at 10:39 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - For a second day in a row, Hawaii reported 12 additional COVID fatalities ― as the deadliest period of the pandemic in the islands continues.

This month alone, the state has seen 149 COVID deaths. The new fatalities bring the state’s death toll from the virus to 738.

Of the fatalities Thursday, all had been hospitalized and nine were on Oahu:

Maui

  • A man in his 40s, hospitalized
  • A woman in her 80s, hospitalized

Hawaii Island

  • A woman in her 30s, hospitalized

Oahu

  • A man in his 30s, hospitalized
  • A man in his 50s, hospitalized
  • A man in his 60s, hospitalized
  • Two women in their 60s, hospitalized
  • Two men in their 70s, hospitalized
  • A man in his 80s, hospitalized
  • A woman in her 80s, hospitalized

Meanwhile on Thursday, the state reported 445 new COVID cases. The new cases push the statewide total number of infections to 76,966.

Of the new infections reported Thursday:

  • 267 were on Oahu
  • 81 on Hawaii Island
  • 52 on Maui
  • 30 on Kauai
  • 7 on Molokai

There were also eight residents diagnosed out-of-state.

Over the last 14 days, there have been 7,117 cases reported.

Some 67% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated, while 75.4% have received at least one dose.

This story will be updated.

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